The first thing I do when I visit a new blog is read the “About Me” page. Therefore, mine has to be interesting, right?

I grew up in Southern New Hampshire. I love forests enough that when my house was surrounded by one, I used to peel my butt off my computer chair and just go outside and walk around in it. I saw a coyote once. No joke. I spent my summers growing up sitting on a misformed birch tree, reading things like The Saddle Club and The Immortals.

I spent a lot of time planning things, even things that will never happen. I like to be prepared. And, despite this, I have no zombie apocalypse plan. I think I’ll improvise it, should the need arise.

I don’t blog as much as I used to, which means no I only blog about the things I am passionate about: writing & literature, photography & the arts, and issues near and dear to my heart when I feel I can articulate them.

I am 26 and I am trying to be happy with my life. I won’t lie and say I’m a perky little blip of sunshine – but some days I am. Other days I am definitely a raincloud. I love my job and my coworkers.  I love autumn and my cat and my husband and Devil Dogs.  Yum.

I own a ’99 Nissan Maxima that is the color of rain-drenched asphalt, but mostly I drive my husband’s ’13 Chevy Spark.  We call her Sam Sparks, like in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”.  Sammy, for short.

I hate cold, and winter. But like ice cream. Chocolate.

I buy goldfish snacks by the gallon. Those things are freaking awesome.

In September 2015, I married my best friend and co-conspirator, Matthew.  He’s a computer technician and specialist and thinks he’s a lot smarter than me – most of the time, he’s right.  He’s the only person my cat likes more than me.  We went to Bermuda on our honeymoon and effectively avoided swimming the entire trip. We’re cool like that.

I read often and own over 500 books.  One of my life goals is to have my own personal library, and I am four bookshelves in to well-on-my-way.  I also write books, but don’t officially publish them.  Instead, I have one copy printed and stack them in a pile.

When Pottermore opened in Spring 2012, I got into the beta on the first day and was sorted in Ravenclaw.  I figured it would be a toss-up between that and Slytherin.  In regards to the Hunger Games universe, I’ve been marked off for District 4, even though I’m allergic to fish.

I have a Canon Rebel T1i. I like it, but I don’t use it as much as I once did. It takes amazing pictures, though, for a hobbyist. I like telling stories things through as many pictures as possible. Whether it is emotion, events, or simply a frozen moment, I believe everyone and everything has a story to tell.

I’m allergic to the world. Almost literally. And by the world, I mean: cats, dogs, ex-boyfriends, horses, dust, techno, cows, goats, sheep, pollen, and Kevin Costner.

Oh! And I have a Bachelors of the Arts in History (warning: I’m apt to spit out a random lesson at any time!), with a Minor in Writing. I am adequately obsessed with both. European History.  I love to see History come alive in museums and historic sites.  I adore abandoned stone buildings, and I love the eerie weight of Salem, Massachusetts.

Sometimes I speak French. Sometimes I’ll translate. Sometimes not. I like different languages, and learning bits and pieces of them. I almost never actually say “thank you” in English.  These days, it’s often German. Danke schön.

I will probably make this page more concise at some point, and since this has only been roughly updated since 2012 it is due for a revamp, but that will have to come later… so I will finish my narcissistic ramble by saying: this is my little corner of Wonderland.

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